24th June 2016

QMS Statement on the Referendum Outcome

Jim McLaren, Chairman of Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), said:

“Quality Meat Scotland remains 100% committed to its core remit of working to shape a prospering and sustainable Scottish red meat industry.

“While there are still a great many unknowns in terms of the full implications of today’s outcome, as an organisation we are in a strong position to adapt and continue to delivery for our industry in the changing environment in which we will be working. In the coming weeks the QMS board will be considering our response to the key implications of this week’s decision and we will also be working closely with other organisations in our industry throughout the UK.

“As an industry in Scotland we have worked hard to build strong brands and to produce top quality products which have earned an iconic global reputation. These well-earned, robust foundations, including long-established relationships in export markets around the globe, ensure we are very well-placed to adapt and grow in the new political landscape as it unfolds.”

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